RIP PATRICK SWAYZE

Oh this is so sad. I really thought he was going to beat pancreatic cancer, he’d beaten it for so long already.

Most of the videos of Dirty Dancing (which Twitter reports was the number one trending topic earlier today) have had their YouTube embedding disabled, but go here to see the final scene, which still makes me cry.

On November 2, Swayze was to receive the Rolex Dance Award at America Dances! presented at City Center by Career Transitions for Dancers. He will now receive the award posthumously and there will be a celebration in honor of him that evening.

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  1. I've always thought that this was an early screen capture! of Patrick Swayze (–it really looks like him, I think…and he did dance w/ ABT, around the time of filming, I believe.):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-teCg2U4ZE0 <– watch @ 1:32-1:33
    (video montage for the film THE TURNING POINT)

    Upon watching the DVD, with better resolution, I think it just might be him … every time I see those few frames, my brain screams: Patrick Swayze!

    RIP

  2. Thanks for the videos, you guys! That's my overall favorite from DWTS too Karina — I loved that when i first saw it and I still do. Anne, that TOTALLY looks like him! Is it him?! I didn't know he danced with ABT. It really really looks like him! And who's the cute guy from the 2:12 to the 2:32 mark?

  3. I know he was with Harkness and Joffrey, and Eliot Feld… perhaps I am mistaken about ABT, though? — BUT it *really* does look like it could be him, doesn't it?! … and the striking, ultra-willowy blonde dancer in front of him at barre very much resembles, could be!, his beautiful wife Lisa…

    [The young man in the PDD w/ Leslie Browne (before she abandons him, movie-style!, to go dance w/ Baryshnikov! 😉 – aww, poor guy, right?) IS very handsome, isn't he? … gosh, I'd have to go through the credits and then do some Google photo searching and memory-scanning 😉 … (if I pinpoint him, I'll let you know.) If you watch the complete scene – wow, I mean, the way this guy is looking at her!: it's so sweet, he's obviously captivated by her, and his partnering and gaze convey this, utterly; while she, lol, only has eyes for Misha…]

  4. I know he was with Harkness and Joffrey, and Eliot Feld… perhaps I am mistaken about ABT, though? — BUT it *really* does look like it could be him, doesn't it?! … and the striking, ultra-willowy blonde dancer in front of him at barre very much resembles, could be!, his beautiful wife Lisa…

    [The young man in the PDD w/ Leslie Browne (before she abandons him, movie-style!, to go dance w/ Baryshnikov! 😉 – aww, poor guy, right?) IS very handsome, isn't he? … gosh, I'd have to go through the credits and then do some Google photo searching and memory-scanning 😉 … (if I pinpoint him, I'll let you know.) If you watch the complete scene – wow, I mean, the way this guy is looking at her!: it's so sweet, he's obviously captivated by her, and his partnering and gaze convey this, utterly; while she, lol, only has eyes for Misha…]

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